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 El amante liberal
(3,181 words)

‘The generous lover’

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Date: 1613

Original Language: Spanish


This is the second of Cervantes’s Novelas ejemplares (‘Exemplary tales’), a collection of a dozen novellas first published in 1613. This Mediterranean story, which covers fols 38r-65v in the 1613 edition, includes semi-autobiographical elements, as the general milieu and some of the specific characters are based on the author’s experiences as a c…

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Childers, William P., “ El amante liberal”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>

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